12 amazing hidden gems for you to discover

Away from the famous landmarks, all our destinations have equally fascinating lesser-known attractions we wanted to share with you. Discover some intriguing secret locations and wonderful surprises.

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Great ideas for travelling with teenagers

Here’s all the inspiration and imagination you need to keep your teens entertained next time you travel. Entice them with an adrenalin-fuelled ride, mastering a new skill or taking a trip back through time – brace yourself for our thrilling selection.

The ultimate tea party at home

While saddened we can’t welcome you to Coworth Park this Easter, Executive Chef at Coworth Park Adam Smith shares his special scone and egg and cress finger sandwich recipes so you can recreate your own tea party with the family at home.

Exceptional craftsmanship by local artisans

All our destinations are melting pots for creative talent, producing outstanding examples of great craftsmanship and delightful design. Here’s a selection of some of our favourites, from a historic tailors on London’s Savile Row to a unique Parisian perfumery and LA’s premium milliner.

Wellbeing at home

For a wonderful sense of wellbeing at home, our designer florist Phil Hammond and spa director Sally Pedder have teamed up to share their ideas for brightening up the indoors and finding ways to relax.

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Dorchester Collection A message to you all   Having made the most of spending precious time with their families during lockdown, our general managers and their teams are keen to open their hotel doors, and are busy preparing to welcome back our loyal guests and friends from around the world. In order to protect you [...]

Art expert Lily Ackerman on buying art

As founder and director of Ackerman Studios, a London-based art consultancy, Lily is our go-to art expert. Here she shares her top tips on finding the right art for your home.

Sleep easy with Mühldorfer

For five generations, the Mühldorfer family has shared a passion for helping others enjoy delightfully restorative sleep. As they celebrate their 100th anniversary, they share a few wonderful ways to get a great night’s rest.

Easter

Easter is one of our favourite times of year, when the sun starts shining and Paris is full of the joys of spring. Join us for family adventures at Le Meurice, with egg hunts, family feasts and the grand unveiling of our chocolate Easter egg.

Easter at Coworth Park

Spring is one of our favourite times of year, when the daffodils are in bloom and the gardens come to life in the sunshine. Join us for the long weekend to enjoy fun family activities, seasonal dining and champagne afternoon tea.

Easter

Easter is just around the corner, which means family feasts, springtime adventures – and plenty of chocolate. We can’t wait to show you what’s in store at Hôtel Plaza Athénée.

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Celebrating International Women’s Month

March marks International Women’s Month, so we’re celebrating by showcasing some of the remarkable women at Dorchester Collection whose achievements, talent and dedication to excellence make our hotels so legendary.

The spring cultural highlights not to miss

Alongside blue skies and blooms, this spring promises a feast of culture and entertainment. From must-see exhibitions to dazzling immersive experiences, our edit of the highlights in April and May showcases the very best of the season.

Our famous McCarthy salad recipe

Our famous McCarthy Salad is named after the polo-playing millionaire Neil McCarthy, who had our chef make this specific salad for him.

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Timeless Design with Bruno Moinard and Claire Betaille of 4BI Associates

Esteemed designers Bruno Moinard and Claire Betaille of 4BI & Associates are passionate about design. Specialising in creating inspired interiors that will stand the test of time, here’s how they have transformed everything from museums and boutiques to hotels and luxurious private apartments.

Royal Suite

The first of its kind in Milan and positioned in a traditionally ‘noble’ location, this suite is a vintage masterpiece for a very modern era, complete with a wonderful view and Jacuzzi bathtub.

The Wine Vault

Hidden in the heart of the hotel kitchens, The Wine Vault is a modern, intimate space dedicated to the celebration of great wine. 1,000 bottles await your discovery, under the expert guidance of our sommelier.

Principe Executive Suite

An individual gem of Italian warmth, elegance and unrivalled opulence, created by Francesa Basu. A large private terrace offers a view of Piazza della Repubblica, reserved for your eyes only.

Imperial Suite

Glamour and privacy in a cocoon of opulent splendour. This is a wonderful place in which to host private dinner parties or simply relax back into what’s commonly regarded as Milan’s best bathtub.

Spring and Easter breaks in Paris

5 ideas for spring and Easter breaks in Paris
Everyone loves Paris in the springtime. It’s a wonderfully uplifting opportunity to explore the blossom-lined boulevards and feel the sunshine warm the city once more. Here’s what we highly recommend for your next trip.

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What to do in London and Ascot

We have all the ideas you need for a fun-filled family break in and around London and rural Ascot. Let the entertainment begin!

Expert tips for great photos

For great phone photos with that professional edge, we asked our #DCmoments City Guides experts to share their favourite photo-editing apps with us.

New openings in Paris in 2020

Paris is a particularly exciting place to be this year, thanks to several important new openings happening around the city. Let us introduce you to just some of our favourite new places to discover.

The Wonderful Mr. Walker

The Victoria & Albert Museum holds the most important photographic collection in the world. This season, it focuses its curatorial lens on the extraordinary work of British photographer Tim Walker in the largest exhibition ever to survey his 25-year career. It also includes over 150 new photographs inspired by the V&A archives, from fashion to rare objects, for a dialogue on par with the ever-imaginative Mr. Walker.

Key Lime Pie Recipe with Niamh Larkin

Originally hailing from the Sunshine State, key lime pie is no longer just Florida’s favourite dessert. Executive pastry chef Niamh Larkin shares her version of this classic for you to try at home.

Secret Paris loved by the Parisians

Four fun ways to discover lesser-known Paris
Paris is home to some of the world’s most famous landmarks but here our exceptionally knowledgeable concierge team share their ‘secret’ places to visit. This is your chance to live like a local and see where the Parisians in-the-know go.

6 exciting ways to spend your February

As it’s a leap year you have a whole extra day to enjoy February this year, giving you even more reason to get lots of interesting dates in your diary. Here’s a selection to inspire you.

Shirin Neshat Rising Sun

Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat receives the largest survey of her work to date at The Broad in Los Angeles. A resident of the US for most of her life – sometimes by choice, sometimes by political necessity – her work enters profoundly into such liminal spaces of being, exploring the contrasts of Islam and the West, femininity and masculinity, private and public life, antiquity and modernity.

Classic cars at The Dorchester

As a British icon itself, it’s only fitting that The Dorchester has a fleet of its own classic British cars.
Let us introduce you.

Collage artist Derek Gores at Hotel Bel-Air

Best known for creating unique collages from recycled magazines, internationally-renowned collage artist Derek Gores delights in puzzles and playfulness. Discover his secrets and find out how to meet the man himself at Hotel Bel-Air.

Charlotte Perriand

A free spirit, wide-open mind and pioneering designer describes Charlotte Perriand, who is also the centrepoint of a major exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton this season. Yet it is her intersecting creative exchanges with the leading talents of her time that assembles for the show an impressive collection of works across genres.

Inside the Oscars’ Governors Ball with Wolfgang Puck

Having created and hosted the post-Oscars party menu for the past 25 years, Wolfgang Puck is as excited as ever to be working his magic at this year’s event. Here he shares some of his highlights and reveals who he wants to win an Oscar.